An antique wooden or treen vase, late 1800s, probably from the Aberdeen, Scotland region. One of our British sources has called this Mauchlin (or Mauchline) ware, though its large size makes us wonder. The form is exquisite, with the thick and heavy wood shaped from 6 staves, plugged at the bottom, and then expertly turned into its lovely shape. It appears that the wood was beautifully smoothed and stained or varnished, then decorated with a spray of lily of the valley, typical British decoration for the period.
We've shown close-up photos of the interesting interior, which appears to be a wood shaving, and there are bits of paper stuck in the bottom--we plucked out a few bits, just enough to see that the typeface is old and in English.
The vase stands an impressive 11 7/8" tall, 3 3/8" across the top opening, 5" at the shoulder, and the base diameter is 3 3/4". Excellent antique condition with age appropriate wear as can be seen in the photos.
Weight is 4 lbs, and domestic shipping will be via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery, insurance included. International shipping via USPS Priority International mail.